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Vikings add former tight end Steve Jordan to Ring of Honor

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will make former tight end Steve Jordan the 25th member of their Ring of Honor this season. The ceremony will be Oct. 24, at halftime of Minnesota’s game against Washington. Jordan, a seventh-round draft pick out of Brown who played all 13 of his NFL seasons with the […]

Packers S Josh Jones returns for mandatory minicamp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Safety Josh Jones, who missed all of the voluntary organized team activities, appeared on the practice field with his teammates as the Green Bay Packers opened their mandatory minicamp. Jones, however, did not participate Tuesday. The third-year safety was sidelined with a hamstring injury, said general manager Brian Gutekunst and […]

Rookie Alvarez homers again as Astros beat Brewers

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Yordan Alvarez hit one of Houston’s four home runs to become the first player in franchise history to homer in his first two major league games and lead the Astros to a 10-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Yuli Gurriel, Robinson Chirinos and Tyler White also homered for […]

AP source: Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins hired as new Grizzlies head coach

The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference on Wednesday, a person told The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because Memphis has not publicly announced the hiring. The Grizzlies have been looking for a new coach since […]

Vikings, Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to terms on a contract extension, keeping the team’s longest-tenured offensive player in place despite a tight salary cap situation. The Vikings announced the deal on Tuesday as minicamp began. Rudolph had entered the final year of his previous contract with […]

Brewers ride 4-game win streak into matchup with Astros

Milwaukee Brewers (38-28, first in the NL Central) vs. Houston Astros (45-22, first in the NL West) Houston; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Freddy Peralta (3-2, 5.11 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 52 strikeouts) Astros: Brad Peacock (5-3, 3.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 67 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee enters the matchup […]

David Ortiz back in Boston after being shot in Dominican bar

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed after […]

Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals

TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren’t letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge long after Kevin […]

Durant returns from injury — then hurts his Achilles

TORONTO (AP) — Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right Achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Bob Myers was teary when he gave the news […]

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a […]

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